'Lost in Thailand' a hit in China
- Published: 21/12/2012 at 11:56 AM
- Online news:
A Chinese movie set in Thailand has broken box office records since opening earlier this month.
Lost in Thailand, a comedy about two rival Chinese businessmen who travel to the kingdom, has beaten five box office records in China since opening on Dec 12.
According to Twitchfilm.com, writer and star Xu Zheng’s film took $6.25 million (191.5 million baht) on its opening day, the biggest Dec opening day ever.
It also racked up 33,000 screenings on Dec 15 – the highest number of daily screenings for a mainland Chinese film.
Nearly 3 million customers paid $14.9 million (456.5 million baht) on Dec 15, topping previous records held by Painted Skin 2, Titanic 3D and Transformers 3.
Over 1.1 million Chinese tourists visited Thailand between January and June this year, up 28.9% from the same period last year and making the Chinese the largest number of tourist arrivals in the kingdom.